Hovering Kingfisher

Observed a kingfisher near the entrance to the Toll Road at Braunton Great Field lift off from a perch and hover above the dike for at least 5 seconds before plunging in to take a small fish off to devour out of our sight. I have seen pied kingfishers do this in The Gambia, standard operating procedure! but never seen one of "ours" do it. Didn't get an image......dagnabbit!!

Posted January 25th, 2015 at 7:16 pm by Philip Naylor in Bird News